The 2016 version of the SAMCODES were compiled into an A4 document comprising the SAMREC, SAMVAL and SAMOG Codes. In addition to the three Codes, two Guideline documents were also completed – the SAMESG and the Diamond Guidelines (the latter is simply part of the SAMREC Code, but can also be used as a stand-alone guide to the compilation of diamond-specific Competent Persons Reports). Both documents have both been incorporated into the Companion Volume and also appear on the SAMCODES website.
The SAMREC/SAMVAL Companion Volume Conference was well attended, with about 130 people attending. Many were senior members of the industry and there was a good dynamic as a result. Some 61 papers were submitted and only 32 were published. The general consensus from the delegates was that the papers and conference was of very high quality. The Conference Committee and the SSC would like to acknowledge the SAIMM conference team – particularly Sam Moolla, Raymond van der Berg, Camielah Jardine and Nazli Mamdoo for their assistance in organising the conference and the Companion Volume publication.